Monday, February 13, 2017

Life Used To Be So Simple

A singer by the name of Joy Villa has created a disturbance at the Grammy Awards.  She has acquired the coveted “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” Award.  Her method should disturb every progressive thinker.  In the past the path was clear: e'pater l bourgeoisie, "shock the middle class."  It was not really the bourgeoisie that was targeted.  It was the conventional morality that was under attack.  You could do this by wearing a dress made out of elephant dung.  The process was described by George Orwell in "Benefit of Clergy": “There is always one escape: into wickedness.  Always do the thing that will shock and wound people. . .  throw a little boy off a bridge, strike an old doctor across the face with a whip and break his spectacles - or, at any rate, dream about doing such things . . .  gouge the eyes out of dead donkeys with a pair of scissors.  Along those lines you can always feel yourself original.  And after all. it pays!”  Progressives are now the new bourgeoisie.  

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